Best Illinois Snowmobile Trails

Illinois has 18 snowmobiling rides.

  September 19, 2018

Located in the US, the snowmobiling in Illinois offers over fifteen snowmobile trail rides. The best Illinois snowmobiling based on popularity are considered to be Illinois Canal State Trail, Rock Cut State Park, Kankakee River State Park, Argyle Lake State Park, and Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Illinois snowmobiling trail below.

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Illinois Canal State Trail

On the Illinois Canal State Trail, snowmobilers may use 61 miles of groomed trails following the canal towpath which is open 24 hours a day after a 4 inch accumulated packed base. The snowmobiling access points with parking for the Illinois Canal State Trail are located at Buffalo Rock, Gebhard Woods and Channahon state parks.  MORE INFO

Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park

North of Kewanee in Henry County, the Johnson-Sauk Trail State Park has 10 miles of designated snowmobile trails and unplowed park roads from sunrise to sunset. The scenic, looped trail system winds through stands of oak-hickory timber, pines and gently rolling meadows.  MORE INFO

Argyle Lake State Park

North of Colchester in McDonough County, the Argyle Lake State Park has designated snowmobiling trails and unplowed roads totaling 8 miles are available for snowmobiling from sunrise to 10 pm. While snowmobiling Argyle Lake State Park, all snowmobiles must display a valid State of Illinois snowmobile registration sticker.  MORE INFO

Kankakee River State Park

Northwest of Kankakee, the Kankakee River State Park has 15 miles of snowmobile trails. The Kankakee River State Park is a large forested park that borders the Kankakee River, and offers the snowmobiler some beautiful winter scenery.  MORE INFO

Rock Cut State Park

Northeast of Rockford in Winnebago County, the Rock Cut State Park has 14 miles of snowmobile trails through rolling terrain. The snowmobile trails in the Rock Cut State Park are open from 8 am to 5 pm.  MORE INFO

Big River State Forest

North of Oquawka in Henderson County, the Big River State Forest has 46 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, utilizing existing fire lanes, wind through scenic pine forest lands. Trails are open from sunrise to 10 pm.  MORE INFO

Franklin Creek State Natural Area

East of Dixon, the Franklin Creek State Natural Area has 4 miles of designated snowmobiling trails through scenic hardwood forest and meadow areas after the hunting season closes. While snowmobiling Franklin Creek State Natural Area, all snowmobiles must display a valid State of Illinois snowmobile registration sticker.  MORE INFO

Jubilee College State Park

Near Kickapoo in Peoria County, the Jubilee College State Park has a 14-mile trail is available for snowmobiling from 8am to sunset. The snowmobile trail winds through scenic woods and meadows over rolling terrain.  MORE INFO

Moraine View State Recreation Area

North of LeRoy in McLean County, the Moraine View State Park has 8 miles of designated snowmobile trails which can be used from 8 am to 10 pm. The looped trail system is situated in oak-hickory timber stands and gently rolling meadows.  MORE INFO